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EAMCET as scheduled in AP, says HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao

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Human Resource Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Thursday said Andhra Pradesh would approach the Supreme Court on the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a common medical entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and PG courses, which was quashed in 2013.

Allaying students’ fears on EAMCET, the Minister said they can appear for the test with confidence as the government would address the NEET issue.

“At this crucial juncture when our students are all set to appear for the exam tomorrow, we cannot leave them in the lurch. The State will file a review petition and I am sure that the SC will consider our case,” he told a private news channel

Elaborate arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of EAMCET across the State on Friday.

Altogether 2.92 lakh students will appear for the test to be conducted in 500 examination centres in 13 districts. While the engineering stream exam will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the agriculture and medical category exam will be held from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Students will not be allowed inside even a minute after the prescribed time, said A.V. Ratna Prasad, Principal of V.R. Siddhartha Engineering College and Regional coordinator of EAMCET 2016.

He said in the region, 23,246 candidates will take the test in 48 centres in the engineering category against 18,978 in the agriculture and medicine streams in the 38 designated centres.

Students must bring along with them their hall-tickets, blue or black ball point pen (not gel pen) for bubbling in the answer sheet. SC/ST candidates must also bring filled-in online application form and attested caste certificates.

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